The Men’s S & D team suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of visitors Thorncliffe B at Ridgeway on the 26th. The match was decided on a sets countback after rubbers had been shared at 2-2. In the first round of matches Glyn Rudge and Danny Lidster suffered a defeat in the deciding tie-break after sets were shared at 6-3, 1-6. Meanwhile Mick Mason and Tim Robisnosn beat the second pair on the deciding tie break after sets were shared at 7-5, 5-7. Mick and Tim were 5-2 up in the second set but had a bad run of games to lose the set and then nearly lost a 9-3 lead in the tie break. At one rubber each and two sets each, games were at 20-21. In the second round Glyn and Danny beat the seconds in a long tie break after sets of 4-6, 6-2 whilst Mick and Tim lost both sets to the first pair by 4-6, 1-6.
When added up the final match score was a win to Thorncliffe by: Rubbers 2-2, Sets 3-5, Games 36-42.